A Garden of Words

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Times Books, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 188 pages
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For language mavens, a lively exploration of the origins and development of 24 flower names, from aster to zinnia. Barnette weaves together the diverse elements that, over the centuries, have formed each word's colorful etymological history. Elegantly designed and illustrated throughout--a charming gift for language buffs and armchair gardeners.

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Martha Barnette is the author of two previous books about word origins, "A Garden of Words "and "Ladyfingers and Nun's Tummies," Based in Louisville, Kentucky, she writes a daily word-origins newsletter for thousands of subscribers.

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